Regional Hits of 1997

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The standard page for 1997 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1997 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Elton John Candle in the Wind '97 Moves 0 Moves 0 Elton John Candle in the Wind '97 Moves 0 Moves 0 Elton John Candle in the Wind '97 1
2 Jewel You Were Meant for Me Moves -16 Moves -3 P Diddy & Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You Moves 0 Moves 0 P Diddy & Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You 2
3 Hanson Mmmbop Moves 0 Moves 0 Hanson Mmmbop Moves -2 Moves -2 Aqua Barbie Girl 3
4 LeAnn Rimes How Do I Live? Moves -6 Moves -3 No Doubt Don't Speak Moves 0 Moves 0 No Doubt Don't Speak 4
5 P Diddy & Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You Moves 3 Moves -120 Aqua Barbie Girl Moves 2 Moves 2 Hanson Mmmbop 5
6 R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly Moves 0 Moves 0 R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly Moves -1 Moves -1 Will Smith Men in Black 6
7 No Doubt Don't Speak Moves 3 Moves -97 Will Smith Men in Black Moves 1 Moves 1 R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly 7
8 Mariah Carey Honey Moves -7 Moves -6 Chumbawamba Tubthumping Moves -7 Moves -5 The Backstreet Boys Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) 8
9 Jewel Foolish Games Moves -26 Moves -7 Elton John Something About the Way You look Tonight Moves -10 Moves -24 Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) 9
10 Usher You make Me Wanna Moves -16 Moves 6 LeAnn Rimes How Do I Live? Moves -70 Moves -12 Madonna Don't Cry For Me Argentina 10
11 Savage Garden I Want You Moves -9 Moves -99 U2 Discotheque Moves 0 Moves 0 U2 Discotheque 11
12 The Wallflowers One Headlight Moves -68 Moves -22 Spice Girls 2 Become 1 Moves -4 Moves -29 Spice Girls Mama 12
13 Sheryl Crow Everyday is a Winding Road Moves -26 Moves -9 The Backstreet Boys Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) Moves 5 Moves -78 Wes Alane 13
14 Chumbawamba Tubthumping Moves 6 Moves -6 The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony Moves -14 Moves -2 The Backstreet Boys As Long As You Love Me 14
15 Third Eye Blind Semi-Charmed Life Moves -19 Moves 7 Mariah Carey Honey Moves -47 Moves 7 Chumbawamba Tubthumping 15
16 Elton John Something About the Way You look Tonight Moves 7 Moves -45 The Backstreet Boys As Long As You Love Me Moves 2 Moves 4 Spice Girls 2 Become 1 16
17 Notorious BIG & P Diddy Mo Money Mo Problems Moves -12 Moves -92 The Cardigans Lovefool Moves -20 Moves -11 Ricky Martin (Un Dos Tres) Maria 17
18 Boyz II Men 4 Seasons of Loneliness Moves -25 Moves 16 Jewel You Were Meant for Me Moves -100 Moves -1 The Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back) 18
19 Shawn Colvin Sunny Came Home Moves -56 Moves -10 The Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back) Moves 1 Moves 10 Elton John Something About the Way You look Tonight 19
20 The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony Moves 6 Moves 9 Savage Garden I Want You Moves -73 Moves -12 Coolio & 40 Thevz C U When U Get There 20

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